How Many Moving Boxes Will I Need?

Moving? Bet, you’re asking yourself: “How many boxes will I need?”. Make the packing process easy by calculating how many boxes you need in advance. You will save time and money; avoid running out multiple times to get more boxes or spending money on boxes you don’t need. You don’t need to solve a Rubik’s cube to be able to do the moving boxes math. You’re in luck, we have created a handy graph to give you an estimate of how many boxes you’ll need based on the size of your home:


General Rule of Thumb: The longer you have lived in your home, the more stuff you will have accumulated. You know if you’re a pack rat, now’s the time to own it. If you have lived in your home for more than 5 years, or are just NOT a less-is-more type of a person, buy the higher number of boxes for your move. Also, check with your moving company to see if they buy back unused boxes or will give you a discount on used boxes. Some moving companies will do both! Check with the movers first, and then stock up! Remember to ask for moving boxes made of 100% recyclable materials.

Using the right packing supplies and techniques will assist you in getting your treasures all in one piece to your new home. For more packing and moving box & supplies tips (including how to pack videos) visit here. Happy Packing! This is one time you don’t want to say: “I crushed it!”

Author Bio: Laura McHolm is an organizational, moving & storage expert and co-founder of NorthStar Moving Company. NorthStar Moving Company is an award winning, “A+” rated company, which specializes in providing eco-luxury moving and storage services.